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|Date of birth:September 13, 1956|
|Place of birth: Hartsville, SC|
|Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)||Weight: 184 lb (83 kg)|
|College: South Carolina State|
|Undrafted in 1979|
|Debuted in 1979 for the Oakland Raiders|
|Last played in 1988 for the Chicago Bruisers|
|* Oakland Raiders ( 1979)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Rufus T. Bess, Jr. (born September 13, 1956 in Hartsville, South Carolina) is a former professional American football cornerback in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, and the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at South Carolina State University.
He worked at North Community High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a football coach, staff member and teacher.
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